Sports at St Anne’s 2017-2018
“If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.”
– Ronnie Lott
We provide a variety of sporting opportunities at St Anne’s. We have an exciting provision of sports in the curriculum, plus our lunch time clubs and after school clubs. All of our children are taught how to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. We also participate in friendly and competitive matches with local schools and have competed within the South West Area of Schools competitions. We enjoy having professional coaches in to teach our children.
In April 2013, the government announced that £150million would be released to fund primary school physical education and sport as part of the London 2012 Olympic legacy. Please read how we have used our Sports Premium funding to support the Sports provision within our school. Sport Premium action plan 2017-18 April 2018
Gold Mark Award For the second year St Anne’s has been awarded the School Games Gold Mark Award for our commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport in 2016/17. This is a brilliant achievement as it confirms what talented children we have at St Anne’s.
Contact details of clubs outside of school:
Archery Gordano Valley Archery Club . Paul Maines email@example.com
Weston-s-Mare Rugby Club Glenn Dickson firstname.lastname@example.org
North Somerset Athletics Club email@example.com
Mendip Golf Springs Scoot Thompson scott
FA Football Skills Girls and Boys Football Andrew.Horne@TheFA.com
Weston-s-Mare Cricket Club Rhys Crocker firstname.lastname@example.org
Weston Super Novas Cheerleading Lois Miller email@example.com
Gemini Gymnastic Club. Carolyn Devereaux 01275 866419
Weston Seagulls Football Club Academy@wsmafc.co.uk
Weston Junior Netball Club firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook – Weston Junior Netball. Weston Netball Club are currently looking to expand their Junior section. The Junior section offers fun sessions for boys and girls aged 8 – 11 – the sessions include skills and match play and take place on a Monday evening at NSETC between 6pm and 7pm. I have attached a flyer with further information. WESTON JUNIORS NETBALL CLUB
Congresbury Tennis Club email@example.com
KEY STAGE ONE MULTI SKILLS DAY
KEY STAGE BADMINTON TASTER DAY
TEAM NORTH SOMERESET
May half term holiday club at Weston Football club . Please click on link to find out about holiday fun days at Weston Football club with Weston Seagulls in the Community
Term 5 was a very busy term for the children taking part in many different sporting events, festivals, representing
North Somerset and after school matches.
AFTER SCHOOL AND LUNCHTIME CLUBS
Children have been continuing to enjoy our after school and lunchtime clubs. Please
note that all lunch time and after school clubs will be starting the first week of Term
6, week beginning Tuesday 5th June. All clubs will finish week beginning Monday
9th July. For Term 6, Gymnastics club at Hewish will be for KS2 and Multi-sports
club at West Wick and Hewish will be rounder’s.
School Games Day Sports Day @ West Wick
The sun shone brightly on what was a fun packed day of sporting activities. On Wednesday 23rd May we had our School Games sports day @West Wick. At lunch time a family picnic was held for everyone to enjoy. After lunch the children paraded onto the field waving their School Games flags. Then each class took it in turn to run in the races.
The theme this year was celebrating 150 years of our Hewish Campus. We had egg and spoon, sack races,
skipping, obstacle and running races. All the children had a wonderful time and we were equally proud of our
toddlers and parents for joining in with their races too!
Sadly due to the unpredictable British weather Hewish sports day has been postponed. It will now take place on Thursday June 28th. The arrangements for Sports Day at Hewish will remain the same as they would have been
During Term 5 we were lucky enough to have sports coaches join us in school to teach the children different
sporting skills. The skills the children learn help them to take part in the Level Two School Games events.
Carolyn Devereaux and Sarah Houston from Gemini Gym Club have been teaching Y3 @ Hewish and @West
Wick the techniques of gymnastics. Y5 have been working on their athletic skills with Dave Turner. Y3 at both
Hewish and West Wick and Y4 have been learning new golfing skills with William Hobbs from Mendip Springs
Golf club .Y6 have been fine tuning their tennis skills with Dean Cope from Congresbury Tennis Club.
Year Five Athletics
YEAR SIX BOYS CRICKET
On 22nd May a team of Y6 boys took part in the School Games Level 2
Cricket event at Nailsea Cricket Club. The whole team showed good skill with a very supportive team spirit on a very hot day. They kept their cool when the weather conditions were very challenging. They batted
well, hitting great fours and sixes and demonstrated great fielding skills making some lovely catches. They were very unlucky in losing wickets to their opponents. Well done to Ethan, Finley, Samuel, Zachary, James, William, Jack R.
Thank you to Mrs Youhill for helping at this event
During Term 5 the children @Hewish have been collectively running a distance of 150 kilometres to celebrate 150 years of St Anne’s. Each day a different year group took to the challenge of running laps around the school until we had reached the total of 150 km. The children really enjoyed taking on the challenge and had wonderful enthusiasm running the laps. Well done to all who took part.
AFTER SCHOOL NETBALL AND FOOTBALL MATCHES
On 9th May we played after school football and netball matches against Herons’ Moor Academy. A team of Y3 and
Y4 footballers and Y5 and Y6 netballers each played a game.
The football team played brilliantly and showed some lovely team work. Their defence
worked well while pushing the ball up field to the attackers. Final score was a win for St.
Anne’s. Well done to Harrison, Zac. Toby.S, Tom, Rowen, Gracjan, Kaden, Kameron,
Toby. H, Archie, Giovanni and Jack.
In the netball match we played a good game with end to end play. Our team worked
hard in defence and centre court, playing with good ball passing skills to keep Herons’
Moor out of their shooting circle. Final score was a win to St. Anne’s.
Well done to Emily, Talia, Lucy, Ellis, Ethan, Olivia, Lilly, Madison, Charlotte, Grace and Iona, Thank you to parents
for their support at both games.
LASER RUN AND FENCING
On Friday 11th May a team from Yr 5 took part in a Laser Run and Fencing Event at St Katherine’s School. Every year the North Somerset Schools PE Association look to offer a new ‘taster’ competition in a sport that has not
previously been offered. This year they were able to offer a ‘Laser Run’ and ‘Fencing’ to North Somerset schools. Teams had the opportunity to receive coaching for these sports before participating in a modified competition format. The children had a lot of fun trying out these two new sports. They took to the challenge with wonderful
enthusiasm. Daisy had brilliant success in winning the girls fencing competition. Well done to Poppy, Amber, Grace Daisy, James, Leon, Harley and Addi. Thank you to Mrs. Youhill for helping at this event.
Archery & Tri-Golf Event
On Wednesday 25th April teams from Y3 @ West Wick and Hewish and Y4 took part in the School Games Level
Two events at Bristol Grammar School Playing Fields.
Tri-Golf – A team made up from children from both year groups took part in this event.
The team showed great support for each other at each of the golf stations. At the stations
they had to use different golfing skills; drive, chip and putt the ball to score points for their
team. They all worked well as a team. The strong wind and weather conditions made it
hard to control the ball but our team persevered to keep the ball going in the right
direction! Well done to Eliza Anastasia, Katie Yr 4 Kristian, Jake, Elinor, Alisha Yr. 3 @
Hewish, Joshua B, Oliver, Korbin Yr. 3@ West Wick.
Archery Event – A team of Yr 3 children from West Wick and Hewish took part in a School
Games Level 2 Archery Event. The children had to perform three archery skills; target, clout and
flight earning points for the team and individual scores. They also had to battle with the bad
weather conditions and wind which made the flight and clout discipline difficult. They all kept
their concentration throughout the event, not letting a little bit of wind put them off. St Anne’s
finished in 3rd place with Olivia securing 3rd place in her individual score. Well done to
Adelaide, Gabriel, Guy and Olivia. Thank you to Mrs Yamhill for helping at this event.
Archery County Games
As we were crowned North Somerset Champions in Archery, we were very proud that our team represented North Somerset at the Level Three County Games at Bristol Grammar School playing field on 19th April . Representatives
from across four counties (North Somerset, Bristol, BANES, and South Gloucestershire) took part in this event. Our team had to perform three archery skills; target, clout and flight, earning points for the team and individual scores.
They all kept their nerve and concentration brilliantly and performed each
discipline with expertise. The children worked as a team with wonderful support
and encouragement for each other. I am so very proud to say that we finished in 4th place. Thank you to Paul
Maines from Gordano Valley Archers for the fantastic coaching that you have provided for the children. Well done to Cheyanne, Sophie, Aaron and Henry. Thank you to Mrs Youhill for helping at this event
Netball County Games
We were also crowned North Somerset Champions in Netball, and again were very proud to represent North Somerset at the Level Three County games at Bristol Grammar School on 19th April. Teams from the same four counties as Archery took part. We played seven very close games; winning three and on
the games we lost, only losing by one or two goals. Our team played lovely netball, passing the ball with skill. Our defence and attack was on fine form. We went into the play offs for tenth place and won.
We knew the standard of play at this competition was going to be good. We were a player down due to an injury which made the game play hard for the remaining 5 girls. The girls were a credit to the school in how well they played
and supported each other brilliantly. Well done to Emily. Talia, Olivia, Emily and Charlotte.
Term 4 has been a very exciting term. We have been crowned North Somerset Champions in three sports. Gymnastic, Netball and Archery. This shows what talented children we have at St Anne’s.
After school and lunch time sports clubs
Children have been continuing to enjoy our after school and lunchtime clubs.I am sorry to say that Sasha our Gym coach will be leaving as she is moving away. Jacob from Weston Sports Active will cover the after school Gym club at Hewish till the end of the school year. We wish Sasha luck in her new adventures.
After school clubs and lunchtime clubs will be starting week beginning Monday 16th April in Term 5 and will run through to Friday 13th July Term 6. Street Dance after school club @Hewish will be returning on a Wednesday. Tennis after school club will be starting @Hewish on a Friday and @West Wick on a Tuesday. Multi sports after school club will move to a Tuesday and netball after school club will stay on a Wednesday. We are hoping to start a lunch time Hockey club @ West Wick on a Wednesday if we have enough children interested. Please check dates of clubs as some will be different due to bank holidays, inset days and coach availability. Please sign your child / children up to lunch time and after school clubs via parent pay by Thursday 12th April. The letter detailing the list of clubs has been emailed out to all parents.
AFTER SCHOOL DANCE FESTIVAL PRACTICE
After School Gym Club @ West Wick
During Term 3 we were lucky enough to have sports coaches join us in school to teach the children different sporting
skills. Carolyn Devereux has been teaching Yr1 @Hewish and Sarah Houston has been teachingYr2 @Hewish the
techniques of gymnastics. Weston Seagulls Sports Active Seagulls Community Trust has been working with Yr 2 @West Wick with hockey skills. Yr 5 have been learning the art of Rugby with Glenn Dickson from Weston RFC. Year 3 and Year 4 @Hewish and Year 3 @West Wick have been learning tennis skills with Dean Cope.
YEAR 5 RUGBY
YEAR 3 @ WEST WICK
YEAR 1 @ HEWISH GYM
YEAR 2 @HEWISH GYM
YEAR 3 @HEWISH TENNIS
YEAR 4 TENNIS
CHANGE FOR LIFE MULTI-SKILLS FESTIVAL
On 21st February a team of children from Yr3 from West Wick and Hewish and Yr4 took part in a change for life
multi-skills festival at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre. The children took part in a series of multi-skills games to help
develop and extend their ability. They experienced fencing, kurling and lazar shooting as well as taking part in
team games. They ran, jumped, and threw bean bags and balls into hoops and at targets. They took part in lots
of different activities to challenge them and they learnt new skills throughout the afternoon. Well done to
Adelaide, Mya, Caitlin, Joshua, Romey, Korben from West Wick and Eliza, Goergia, Niamh, Ben, Alfie, Zak,
Jack, Jake, Alisha and Casey from Hewish. Thank you to Mrs Youhill for helping at this event.
On 28th February, a team of children from Yr4 took part in a School Games Level Two gymnastic event at Gemini Gym
Club. All the children had to perform a floor and vault routine. They collected points for the team and an individual score as well. They took to the floor and vault with confidence and timed their moves perfectly, being crowned North Somerset Champions. Olivia achieved second place with her individual score and Elijah achieved 3rd place. Harrison performed a near perfect vault scoring 9.9. This was a fantastic team effort. Thank you to Sasha for the wonderful coaching she gave the children, helping them to win the competition. Well done to Tom, Gj, Olivia, Elijah, Sophie and Harrison. Thank you to Mrs Youhill for helping at this event.
HIGH FIVE NETBALL TOURNAMENT
On 7th March a team from our after school netball club took part in a Level Two School Games netball tournament at Bristol Grammar School. In our pool group we played three games, winning every one without conceding a goal. The
team played with excellent skills: passing, defending and shooting brilliantly. We then played Burrington Primary in the
semi-finals winning 4-2 making it to the final against Yeo Moor Primary School. This was a very close game with both sides wanting to take control of game play. I am very proud to report we won 2-1 and were crowned the North Somerset High Five Champions. Well done Emily, Iona, Lucy, Olivia, Charlotte, and Talia. As a result of their skills, all the girls have been invited to go to the North Somerset trials. Thank you also to Mrs Youhill for helping at this event.
ARCHERY EVENT WITH FENCING
On 16th March the Y5 hockey team and archery team took part in a Level Two School Games event at Bristol
Grammar School playing fields.
Archery – Our team had to perform three archery skills: target, clout and flight. They had two attempts at each
challenge to score points for their team and to get an individual score. Each of the children held their nerve,
concentrated well and showed brilliant support and encouragement for each other. I am so proud to say that our
archery team finished in first place and were crowned North Somerset Champions. We went into this event
defending our North Somerset Champions title and happily we retained it with our win. In the individual scores
Cheyanne was the highest placed girl and Sophie was the second highest. Aaron was the highest placed boy and T
finished in tenth place. When the Archery team wasn’t shooting arrows they had the chance to try out fencing, which they all enjoyed.
Cheyanne broke a four year old County record in the flight discipline. She shot the arrow 31 meters beating the old record of 30 meters. Aaron came very close with 29 metres. This is fantastic achievement.
Thank you to Paul Maines from Gordano Valley Archers for the wonderful coaching that he has provided for the children. Well done to Cheyanne, Sophie, T and Aaron.
Hockey – We played three very close pool group games, with end to end play. We had many shots at goal but sadly they were just off target. We had a good team spirit and supported each other brilliantly. Our passing was good and we intercepted the ball well. After the pool games we played a friendly final. Well done to Jack, Clayton, Luca, Niamh, Lilly and Millie.
After school and lunch time sports clubs
Children have been continuing to enjoy our after school and lunchtime clubs. The after
school and lunchtime clubs will be starting week beginning Monday 19th February in term 4.
I am sorry to say that Sasha our Gym coach will be leaving as she is moving away. Jacob
from Weston Sports Active will cover the after school Gym club at Hewish. We wish Sasha
luck in her new adventures.
After school and lunch time sports clubs
Children have been continuing to enjoy our after school and lunchtime clubs. After school clubs and lunchtime clubs will be starting week beginning Monday 8th January 2018. Dance Club @Hewish will be postponed until term 5 as the dance coach is having a baby. Netball club @ Hewish will swap to a Wednesday for term 3 and 4 due to after school dance practice for the dance festival taking place on a Tuesday. After school gym club @West Wick will have a new gym coach, Carolyn Devereux who is the head coach at Gemini Gym Club. Sasha’s work commitments have changed and she is no longer able to take gym @ West Wick.
After School Netball Club
West Wick Archery Lunch Time Club
Hewish After School Football Club
After School Gym Club Hewish
During Term 3 we were lucky enough to have sports coaches join us in school to teach the children different
sporting skills. Sasha O’Neil has been with Busy Bees at Hewish and Sarah has been working with Busy Bees
at West Wick teaching techniques of gymnastics. Weston Seagulls Sports Active Seagulls Community Trust
has been working with Yr5 with hockey skills. During lunch time they have also been shooting arrows in archery
with Paul Maines as well as year 3 . Sports Active Seagulls have also been teaching Yr3 at West Wick the importance of healthy living. Yr1 and Yr2 at West Wick have been learning football skills with FA Football Skills. Yr 4 have been
learning the art of rugby with Glenn Dickson from WSM RFC.
Gymnastics Busy Bees @Hewish
Hewish Year Three Archery
Year Four Rugby
VISIT FROM GB ATHLETE
On Wednesday 7th February we were lucky to have a visit from Leon Reid a GB
Commonwealth 200m silver medallist. He spent the first part of the morning talking
with the Yr2 and Yr3 children at West Wick. Leon Reid is a 200m GB sprinter who trains and lives in Bath. Leon Reid took up sprinting at the relatively late age of 15 after being urged to do so by a school PE teacher and won a silver medal at the European Under-23 Championships in the summer. He is now the fifth faster British sprinter of all time. He talked to the children about how to eat healthy and what it is like to be a world class athlete and his training regime. He then took the Yr3 children for a training session. After break he came to the Hewish campus
where he took a whole school assembly, again telling the children all about his training routine. Throughout the rest of the day he took training sessions with classes from Yr3 to Yr6. The children were all very excited to meet Leon and had a wonderful experience meeting a GB Athlete.
Year Two and Year Three @ West Wick
Year Three @ Hewish
Year Four @ Hewish
Year Five @ Hewish
Year Six @Hewish
The school netball team have been busy in term 3 playing lots of after school matches. In
all the games the team played brilliantly showing good netball skills. They defended,
attacked and passed the ball lovely with great team work. On Wednesday 24th January we
played a home match against St Andrews Primary School. We played 2 games winning
one and losing one. On 31st January we played Herons Moor Academy and on 5th
February we played Backwell Primary School in away games. We won both games .Well
done to Madison, Talia, Iona, Lucy, Emily, Ethan, Lilly, Grace, Charlotte, Olivia R. Thank
you to the parents for your continued support.
On Wednesday 31st January while the netball team were playing a match the Yr3 and Yr4 football team played
Herons Moor Academy football team. The team played lovely football passing the ball with skill. St Anne’s team
worked hard all through the game keeping good control of the ball. Our defence worked well to push our forwards up
to score the all-important goals. St Anne’s won the game. Well done to Harrison, Zac, Toby S , Tom, Rowan,
Gracjan, Kaden, Kameron, Toby H, Harvey, Archie and Giovanni. Thank you to the parents for your support.
On 26th January a team of Y1 and Y2 children from West Wick and
Hewish, took part in a North Somerset PE Association key stage 1
multi-skills festival, at Nailsea School. The children took part in a series
of multi-skills games to help develop and extend their ability. They ran,
jumped, and threw bean bags and balls into hoops and at targets.
They took part in lots of different activities to challenge them and they
learnt new skills throughout the afternoon. Every child that took part
received a medal. Well done to Lexi, Oscar, Jacob, Willow, Lucas,
Ollie, Kayliegh, and Isabelle at West Wick, Arthur, Avalyn, Harry, Evie,
Martin, Olivia, Louis and Kaya at Hewish. Thank you to Mrs Youhill for helping at this event.
Year 3 / 4 Gymnastics Event
On 24th January a team of children from Yr5 took part in a School Games level
two gymnastic event at Gemini Gym Club. All the children had to perform a
floor and vault routine. They collected points for the team and an individual
score as well. They took to the floor and vault with confidence and timed their
moves perfectly, finishing in fifth place. Well done to Charlotte, Madison, T, and
Rio. Thank you to Mrs Youhill for helping at this event.
On Wednesday 17th January a team of children from Yr3 and Yr4 took part in a
School Games Dodecathalon Festival at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre. The children
were able to experience and compete in 12 multi-sports/skills ‘Dodecathlon’.
Teams rotated around a series of fun and challenging stations, incorporating a
number of sport specific-skills and multi-skills. It was lovely for the children to
represent the school and experience a range of different activities. At each station
teams collected points for their team. Every child that took part received a medal.
Well done to Ellis, Jude, Rosie-May, Ava @West Wick, Carly, Skye, Oliver, Archie,
Reuben, Abi, Ella, Elijah, Larasati, Thomas, Harvey, and Katie. Thank you to Mrs
Fell for helping at this event.
Sports Hall Athletic Event
On Wednesday 10th January a team of Yr5 and Yr6 children took part in a
school games level two sports hall athletics event at Hutton Moor Leisure
Centre. This event has been adapted so that athletic events can be
competed in a sports hall. The children took part in track events including
sprint and distance running races, hurdles and obstacle races. The field
events consisted of standing long and triple jumps, chest push, vertical
jump, speed bounce and soft javelin. All the children really enjoyed this
event. The sports hall is always filled with joy as the children cheer each
other on. We finished in 3rd place. Well done to Talia, Olivia, Emily, Alexa,
Lucy, Rosanna, Jack R, Finley, Ewan, Jack S , T, Rio, Clayton, Jayden,
William, Madison, Grace and Niamh, Thank you to Mrs Youhill, Mrs Spencer, Mrs Edwards-James and Mrs Loach
for helping at this event. Thank you to all the parents for your support.
After school and lunch time sports clubs
Children have been continuing to enjoy our after school and lunchtime clubs. All clubs will start back after half term from Tuesday 31st October and will run up to week ending Friday 15th December.
For term three and four please sign your child / children up to lunch time and after school clubs via parent pay by Thursday 4th January. The letter detailing the list of clubs has been emailed out to all parents.
During Term 2 we were lucky enough to have sports coaches join us in school to teach the children different
sporting skills. Sasha O’Neil has been showing Yr2 @ West Wick and Yr4 @ Hewish the techniques of
gymnastics. Sports Active Seagulls- community trust of Weston Seagulls have been working with Yr1 @West
Wick and Hewish with hand ball and Yr5 and Yr6 with dodgeball. Dave Turner has been teaching the skills of
sports hall athletics to Yrs. 5 and 6. Lots of fantastic sport has been happening at St Anne’s.
Year Four Gymnastics
Year Five Dodgeball
Year One @Hewish Handball
Year Six Sports Hall Athletics .
Year Five Sports Hall Athletics
On the 14th November we played an after school netball match against St Andrew’s Primary School. This was
the first match the children from netball club played. All they children worked well as a team, passing the ball
well. It was two very close games with St Andrews winning both matches. Well done to St Andrews netball
team. Thank you to all the parents for your continued support
Girls and Boys Football – Y5/6
On Friday 17th November a Yrs. 5 and 6 girls and boys football team played a School Games level two football
match. As so many schools wanted to take part in the school games football tournament, knock out games had to be
played. We were drawn against St Martin’s Primary School. Both our girls and boys team played brilliantly, showing
good skill, team work and determination. The boy’s game was a very close game with end to end football. Final
score was a win to St Martins 2-1. The girls had a hard job to break down St Martin’s defence but kept battling to the
end. Final score was a win to St Martin’s 3-0. Well done to all the children that took part and thank you for parents
Multi-Sports Festival – Yr3/4
On 22nd November children had the opportunity to take part in a multi-sports festival. This gave the children the
opportunity to try a variety of different sporting and multi-skill challenges with the School Games focus on ‘teamwork’
and ‘self-belief’, as well as the school’s termly focus of ‘honesty’. They experienced new sporting activities and
enjoyed some fun competitions and challenges. All participants on the day were presented with a medal for their
achievements. The children took part in fencing, laser shooting, tennis, badminton and sport coordination challenges.
All the children had a wonderful time and took on the challenge of learning new sporting skills. Well done to Chloe,
Oliver Katie @West Wick, Alexa , Ava , Lewis W , Thomas and Kayden @ Hewish. Thank you to Mrs Youhill for
helping at this event.’
Kurling Event– Yr5/6
On 23rd November a team of Yrs. 5 and 6 took part in a School Games level two kurling event. Kurling is an exciting and inclusive sport and whether children have played before or not, they improve quickly as they play the game. We played 4 games in the group stage, winning one, drawing one and losing two. We then went into the friendly finals playing a further two games, winning both. The children game play and tactics improved which each game with their brilliant team work. Well done to Jack D, William, Darcy and April. Thank you to Miss Simms for helping at this
Dodgeball Event– Yr5/6
On 27th November a team of Yrs. 5 and 6 took part in a School Games Level Two dodgeball event. This is a new event to the School Games calendar which the children were excited to take part in. We played four games in the group stages, winning two and losing two. We then won one further game in the friendly final. The children
played very well showing excellent team work and skill. The game can be played at a fast pace with the children having to move quickly around the court to dodge incoming balls, as well as throwing balls back at the opposition. Well done to Henry, Jack R, Oliver, Shelby, Amber and Iona. Thank you to Mrs Youhill for helping at this event.
Swimming Gala – Yrs. 4/5/6
On 7th December a team of Yrs. 4, 5 and 6 children took part in the School Games Level Two Swimming Gala.
There was a mixture of individual and team races and the children chose which races they would like to participate
in. The whole atmosphere at pool side was very energetic and loud with everyone cheering on their team mates. The
children of St Anne’s had great fun competing in their races and swam really well. Well done to Grace, who won 3rd
place in the 25m backstroke. This was a fun event to finish off Term 2. Well done to Jack R, Jack D, Reuben, Clayton, Leonie, Hollie, Niamh and Grace. Thank you to Mrs Youhill for helping at this event.
After school and lunch time sports clubs
Children are able to continue to enjoy our after school and lunchtime clubs. All clubs will be starting week beginning Monday 18th September and will run for 12 weeks. Please sign up your child / children via parent pay by Wednesday 13th January.
During Term 1 we were lucky enough to have sports coaches join us in school to teach the children different
sporting skills. Sasha O’Neil has been showing Yr1@WW the techniques of gymnastics. Weston Seagulls’
Sports Active Seagulls Community Trust has been working with Yr3@WW, Yr3@H and Yr4 on their football
talents. Yr1 and Yr2 @ Hewish have also been learning football skills with FA Football Skills.
Year Three Football @Hewish
Year Four Football
Year Two Football @Hewish
GOLDEN TICKET DAY AT WESTON FOOTBALL CLUB
Through our involvement with Weston Seagulls Sports Active Seagulls Community Trust we were given complimentary golden tickets for children of St Anne’s to go to watch a Weston Seagulls home football match on 23rd September. The children and their families were able to watch the home game against Dartford. St Anne’s were the lucky charm as Weston won 3-0. At half time the children were invited onto the pitch to take penalty shots at the Weston mascot. Everyone that attended the game had a wonderful time.
On Wednesday 4th October children from Yr4 and Yr5 took part in aKurling festival at NSETC at Weston Academy. A team from each yeargroup took part in this non-competitive event with the children beinginvited to try out new sports. Kurling has been adapted to be played ina sports hall with small ball bearings on the bottom of the stone so they
can be pushed along the floor. The children had wonderful fun learning how to play this sport. They soon learnt the techniques of the sport and improved as the morning went on. Well done to Mylo, Anastasia,Penny, Bronson, Shania, William, Poppy and Aaron. Thank you to MrsYouhill for helping at this event.
These are comments from the children that took part in the Kurling Festival
“I enjoyed playing with my friends. You can work the scoring out together” Shania
” I loved it when i got the stone in the middle of the target ” Poppy
” I learnt that you have to have the strength of the push just right. My highlight was that everyone that took part enjoyed it ” William
“I like representing my school as it is fun ” Mylo
“I love that it was really cool and that everyone got a medal even if they didn’t win. I have learnt that we should always try because it was hard for me at first but i did do really well.” Penny
” I liked Kurling. I enjoyed aiming for the target and being competitive ” Bronson
” I liked playing Kurling and competing against other schools. I learnt how to play the game. It was really fun ” Anastasia
CROSS COUNTRY EVENT
On Wednesday 11th October children from Yr4 to Yr6 took part in the School Games Level Two Cross Country
event at Hutton Moor playing fields. We entered a boys and girls team from each year group. The Yr4 children
ran 800 meters; this is a fun run to introduce the children to cross country. Yr5 and Yr6 teams ran 1.2km. The
school games value for this event was determination and I challenged the children to complete the course
without stopping or walking. On the day the conditions were perfect for running. All the children ran brilliantly
and completed the course without walking; they were all very proud of themselves. Luca Yr4 finished in first
place in the Yr4 boys and Talia finished second in the Yr6 girls events. I am very proud of everyone who took
part: all 36 children completed the course. I am bursting with pride at how Sky Yr5 took on the challenge and
showed wonderful determination to run all the way around the course. Sky did this perfectly and it didn’t matter
what place she finished, all she was concerned about was getting around without stopping. Sky won a medal
for the determination that she showed that day. Well done to all the children. Thank you to Mrs Youhill and Mrs
Spencer for helping at this event and for all the parents support.
These are quotes from the children that took part in the cross country event
” The highlight of the event was when I set off and finished. I enjoyed representing my school. I have learnt how to run long distance and to pace myself. ” Millie
” I liked doing cross country because we got set a challenge to run it all and not walk. We all completed it. I also liked it because I came 15 better than last time ” Daisy
” The highlight of the day was when I reached the end of the race. I have learnt that even if you don’t win making it to the end is better. You can benefit from sports events because it keeps you fit and healthy ” Sky
” I enjoyed it but it was tiring. I cam 44th . Next time i would like to come in the top 20 . ” Rio
” I was nervous and scared but my friends supported me . I came 49 with my friends helping me ” Leon
” I found it very tiring . I came 58 but i am still proud of myself ” Luca
” I enjoyed doing cross country because you get to meet different people. I learnt that it is not about being first , it’s about taking part. That you should be proud of yourself for taking part. You can learn different skills ” Olivia
” I liked that everyone was cheering for each other ” Katie
” I like taking part to learn different sports . I enjoy running ” Samuel
I liked running with other people. You need to run at your own pace. Don’t go too fast at teh start otherwise you won’t have any energy at the end” Madison
“I experienced that it can be a little bit tiring sometimes but it is fun at the same time ” Ella
” I lie taking part because iI feel proud of myself and I really like representing St Anne’s. I felt happy when everyone was cheering me on ” Tom
“My highlight of cross country was when I finally crossed the finish line. Elijah
SCHOOL GAMES CREW TRAINING
On 20th October our School Games Crew took part in a training session at NSETCWeston Academy. The aim of the training session was to support schools inestablishing Schools Sports Organising Crews to assist with the
promotion/organisation of School Games/Sport in our school. The children were provided with the information and tools to create a Crew within our school. The children received a short background to School Games and then had the
opportunity to explore a number of practical (sporting and non-sporting) workshops,including the School Games values. The crew really enjoyed this training session and have come back with some great ideas. Well done to Jack S, Talia, Olivia R,Jack R, Ewan and Emily. Thank you to Mrs Youhill for helping at this event.
We have had some lovely new football kits donated to us by Premier League Primary Stars. Mr Phillips successfully applied for the kit from this association which aims to support children in all areas of school life including sporting activities. Don’t they all look very smart and ready for action!